Kathy English

Kathy D. English joined Vocera in February 2016 as the vice president of marketing. After seeing how breakdowns in communication put her patients, fellow clinicians, and hospital at risk, she designed her career to help improve care team communication and workflow. Kathy’s passion for creativity stems from her love of music and engaging with people. In addition to a proven track record in global solution marketing and communications, Kathy has more than seven years of experience in direct patient care and nursing management in critical care, surgery and oncology, earning a nursing degree from George Mason University. She was honored as one of the 100 Women of Influence for 2018 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Articles by Kathy English

How Hardin Memorial Health Improved Multiple HCAHPS Measures

This blog encapsulates a recent case study in which hospital leaders at Hardin Memorial Health in Elizabethtown, Kentucky discuss how the hospital improved communication, responsiveness, safety, and patient experience. Read the...

How Hardin Memorial Health Improved Multiple HCAHPS Measures

Top-of-Mind for Vocera Customers at HIMSS19: Interoperability, Improving Clinical Workflows, and More

HIMSS is always an epicenter of ideas and vision. It never disappoints as a venue for putting a finger on the pulse of the direction in which hospitals are moving with technology. HIMSS19 was a fantastic opportunity for our executive team to connect with customers.


Measurable Improvement to Hospital Communications – Pediatric Quality & Safety Article

A recently released article in the Journal of Pediatric Quality and Safety shows the independent research results of an observational study on how to reduce the time...

Child in hospital bed

Postcards from HIMSS18: Top Themes for Vocera Customers

Sue Murphy, Chief Experience Officer at University of Chicago Medicine, was one of three Vocera customers who were featured speakers at HIMSS18. She talked about how...

Vocera HIMSS18

Strengthening Patient Safety and Engagement Through System Standards

Safety culture and patient engagement are the focus of Safety Awareness Week, March 11-17. The theme of the week is “We are all patients.”


Situational Awareness in Effective Clinical Communication

Situational awareness is one of the seven elements of effective clinical communication explored in a recent report from the Experience Innovation Network, part of Vocera. The report is...

A Chance to Improve How Care Teams Communicate All Over the World

Years ago, when I was a registered nurse in a Florida hospital, we had a patient who’d been in a car accident. He was in halo-traction, a stabilizing unit intended to keep him from turning his neck. Turning his neck could have caused permanent neurological problems.

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